Students enrolled 1033
School leader MS. MAGALIE ALEXIS

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180 6th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 622-1626
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4 stars
Based on 52 ratings

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September 29, 2014
This school has done nothing but decline over the past 7 years. From the racial tensions amongst parents to the problems w the principal to the PTO that segregates itself from the rest of the parent body, this school needs a lot of work. Nothing has changed for the better, it has gotten progressively worse and this year in particular is starting off to the one of the worst of all. You have new administration who is just as bad as the former. Children's recess already taken away in only the first few weeks. More rules than caring. Parents who are either not involved at all or just a select few who just hover around all day making more issues than solutions. Shame because this school was starting to have promise. Not anmymore with this new admin AND parents who cause too many problems instead of working to find solutions

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
Love this school and it's diversity...my kids have been very happy at 282 for 6 years and as long as they are happy, mommy is happy! There are many involved parents who do their best each and every day to ge this school from good to great!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 02, 2014
I am a parent at 282, my daughter enjoys all the enrichment programs our PTO provides to the students here. She came home so excited having learned gymnastics during her gym period. This was thanks to the parent volunteers who raise $$ each year for 282. I think there is a strong community here with so much growth potential! I am a proud 282 parent!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
My school is a lovely school in Park Slope which draws students from throughout Brooklyn. The teachers are dedicated and a large percentage of the parents are very involved (in a good way). My children are happy and learning, and I am enjoying getting to know other parents and helping the school through volunteer activities.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
The Park Slope School has such wonderful enrichment programs for the students. I'm shocked.that the locals attend such an overcrowded school up the road, when 282 has everything a child needs to develop and flourish. Oh, and their G&T program? Awesome!

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2014
Great learning/bad environment. My kid scored above on the state exams. I took her out because the school spent too much time on unruly behavior, those who just sought any type of negative attention. It was too much for us as it took away from the learning. Get rid of the kids who don't want to learn because this school laid the ground work for her to excel in her current school. We love the no nonsense of the Principal and wish it extended to the upper grades. Like I said great learning/bad environment.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2014
Overall, I would give this school a 5. I am always amazed when I see post that are so negative. I have lived in the community for over 20 years and can say that this is a great school, not perfect , but certainly one that I would and did send my children. I am struck, by the segregation that has existed between the two neighborhood schools. I am also wondering where so much negativity is coming from? I find that Ms. Alexis fights for her students and holds teachers accountable. There are a multitude of programs, every classroom is a smartroom, there is a computer lab, new library, international and national trips, partnerships with universities, competitive chess clubs, theater summer program and more. Living in the community, I have attended meetings where supposedly progressive parents have complained about the school and the children who they feel are not from the area. Some of us who are really progressive, wondered if this was some sort of code for the clearly brown children that predominate. Most of what is in the very negative post seem so foreign to me and the experiences of my children. I hope that those who are interested, will visit the school on their own.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2013
A joyless institution that doesn't serve the progressive liberal community that reflects North Park Slope today. Beyond the G&T classes, there's really not much to recommend it, certainly not the non existent arts program, the PC who will never reply to emails, the hostile pupil secretary, and the rigid old-school principal who who's main interaction with kids is shrieking at them in the morning.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2013
Horrible Schol I was so happy to get my kids out of this school, the principal ran the school like it was her business.It was her way and no one else.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2013
Awful school , bad experience with administration office principal , and teacher I do not recommend school, it seems to have good reviews from other parents, I still can't understand why

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2013
In need of new leadership to serve the community that it resides in....strange politics appears to have allowed this to continue way beyond it's need.

- submitted by a teacher
June 24, 2013
The kids are wild and during lunch we couldn''t even talk, the kids have bad language and and a lot of disrespect

- submitted by a community member
March 06, 2013
My daughter is in the G&T kindergarten class at PS 282 and we love it. We love her teacher, she is stern and very nurturing. Our class parent is amazing at keeping the parents updated with the different activities that take place during the day. The parent coordinator is very responsive and has even called when something was uncertain with my daughter. The parent coordinator sends out a weekly newsletter that is very informative. The PTO is always conducting different events that we try to attend in an effort to support the school. We haven't had any negative experiences with the Principal. As a parent I realize the role that I have in my child's education and school. Sure the school plays a major role as well as the teacher but parents need to pitch in to make and keep our schools good. There are numerous parents who volunteer in my daughter's class and I think that is awesome. Whenever the class needs something or is hosting something, there is an outpouring of support from the parents. I think this is an awesome school and my daughter is thriving and learning new things everyday. Great schools don't happen over night and it takes a village to raise a child.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2012
So sorry to write ,I am so happy to have my child out of this school. In a different school now and the difference has been so much more positive on a social level. Learning is more fun and joyful. No fighting at lunch or recess.... I did not want to write reviews in the past about 282 because my child was there and did not want to feel any negative attitude from the principle or some of her staff. I would hear from teachers about the pressure she would put on the teachers and the blame she put on the teachers if parents toke their kids out of the school...FYI it was never about the teachers, this principal has lost alot a great teachers,,,, its always about the principal....I am so happy to be out of there. Yes there are good teachers , some great parents , working hard but never with full support from the principal to work with the parents on projects, not like I see in other schools. I have been shocked at my child's new school to learn what can be done when the PTA and the Principal work in support of each other...its wonderful , would have never known if I did not leave 282....best thing I could of ever done for my kid...

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2012
My daughter is currently in First grade. To be honest she is a challenging child full of high energy and spontaneous actions. I believe the staff has done an excellent job at helping to redirect her personality into positive behavior. The VICE Principal is EXCELLENT. I love the activities and programs the PTA does for the kids. I appreciate the extracurricular activities and the Kids Orbit afterschool program. This school has definately set the standard :)

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2012
The school has come a long way since our arrival in 2008 my child has had wonderful lower grade teachers. Various trips and exposure to multiple arts and activities make this school special. The middle school needs a bit of work, high teacher turnover is disconcerting. Many attribute that to the principals "my way or the highway attitude" Losing good middle school teachers is a hard hit. Lots of parental involvement in grades K-5. The middle school lacks lockers for kids, leaves them schlepping large heavy book-bags all day even at lunch. School doesn't have plans for lockers in future. Middle school could also use additional Asst. principle after all school has approx 890 students. ANd some of the M.S. students need civility lessons, the vocabulary heard at end of day is unbelievable. Most of the support staff is very helpful and friendly

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2012
The only reason I'm giving it three stars is because of the teachers and staff which are great, unfortunately the same can't be said about the principle. The school is not what it used to be. The majority of the children that go to the school aren't even from the neighborhood. The principle is not qualified to run the school. She's never available for the parents, even when you make an appointment she refuses to see you. I love the teachers and staff but it saddens me that this school has turned for the worse because of an unqualified principle.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2011
My daughter is finishing 1st grade in the G&T program at 282. We've had a very positive experience and she is thriving both intellectually and socially. We love supporting our local school.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2011
My son is in the G& T kindergarden class and has had an absolutely fabulous experience - and he had an amazing experience in an ordinary pre-K classroom as well. His teachers have been loving, dedicated, and very very effective in teaching him how to read! He is happy and engaged - and really enjoys school's arts program. Every day there is some sort of music, dancing, theater, drawing and painting. The school has a brand new garden and a nationally ranked chess program. Everyone is super friendly and nice - we are very glad to be there.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
My daughter has been in the Gifted and Talented program here since K. Her teacher is incredibly dedicated to all of her students and goes way beyond the call of duty to make sure her students are thriving and challenged. There have been only 16-19 students in her class. The school also manages to offer chess class, swimming lessons, cooking, theater & other enrichment. I am really glad I chose this school. This school is underused by the zoned families and it is unfortunate that they are ignoring this excellent resource in favor of other schools outside of their community.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2009
The teacher's at this school are dedicated professionals who bring passion & a personal sense of responsibility towards the education of their students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 01, 2009
I love the way teachers give attention.P.S. 282 give attention to details and presistant in teaching the children.The princple and teachers are focused on learning in the classroom outside experience.The children are given the opprtunities to travel aboard and see first hand how different people live;traveling to different states and countries.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 04, 2009
overall i can say that i'm glad my children go to this school i also went to this school

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- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2009
Although PS 282 was a K-6 school years ago, as parent ofa sixth grader, I believe the administration was not prepared for the many youngsters from varying schools within Dist.13. Ms. Alexis, has potential to be a great pricipal,must learn to work with parents. This MS is too important to Dist.13 (often overlooked in favor of Dists. 14&15) children inthis school must not be stereotyped. Some teachers should take courses on educating middle schoolers. Alot of fancy trips this year but I believe more focus on creative and inclusive learning techniques will have those eager to learn, but overlooked, excel far beyond expectations. District 13 and Ms. Alexis need to be aware there is no one size fit all remedy for 6-8 grade. Rumblings in the school yard has it a number of parents are transferring their kids out because of the unapproachable administration.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2009
This school needs alot of work and attention from the district. The administration is extremely disorganized and bureaucratic often time frustrating parents with good ideas and intentions for the school. The children are carted around like livestock and rarely if ever do the teachers incorporate creative teaching tools.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2009
My daughter is in the 5th grade and she loves the school. She will be continuing on to six grade. She loves Mrs. Alexis, keep up the good work Mrs. Alexis. God Bless you

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April 03, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 01, 2009
My daughter is in Pre-K and loving it. She is learning a lot. Her teacher Ms. Griffen is very supportive and creates a great environment for our child. The school does need a stronger PTA and more neighborhood enrollment but the parents are now seriously working on that.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 27, 2009
I as well agree with the parent below. My daughther is also in 1st grade and i think she is talking about the same class my daughter is in. She as well as gone through 4 1st grade teachers. The Teacher that is there now is good. But as for me i think the asst principle is horrible she likes to talk down to a person only if you follow her lead she's nice. Overall the school is great except for the sour apples in the bunch.

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January 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 26, 2009
I have a first grade student who attends P.S. 282 and I must say that the principle As a principle, Mrs. Alexis is terrible! She does not respect parents and my sons 1st grade class has gone through 4 1st grade teachers that have been pushed out by a horrible principle ... all before November 2008. Mrs. Alexis must go! She is not a positive and genuine school leader!

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January 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2007
My son attends 1st grade there. I like the fact that the principal knows all the kids names. I know that my son is safe there

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November 09, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 02, 2007
Both my children attend PS282, and both are in the gifted/talented program. i have seen a tremendous academic improvement, in both my children. During the early part of last year, several teacher became overwhelmed with the school, and the enviroment, which in turned left several classes without full time seasoned teachers. This left a major impact on the children during the first half of the year. Parent would love to be more involed in their childrens classroom, but this was only allowed on special days, and I believe it effected some parents campassion for the principal. Both my children are achieving beyond my expectations, and for this I praise the dedication of the Teacher, Admin, staff, who constantly go beyond to help each child strive for self confidence and self worth in all areas of learning.

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September 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2007
PS282 is a very good school with excellent academic and extracurricular programs. In Kindergarten, my son received gym, music, art, and library weekly. He has excelled beyond my expectations in reading and math as a result of the excellent instruction he receives in class. The principal in my opinion is very dedicated to the success of each child. The downsides are (1)low parental involvement, and (2)disciplinary issues. I do not feel that parents are uninvolved because they do not care, but rather because they are overwhelmed. Many of the students currently enrolled at PS282 live outside of the zone, and it is harder to participate in various PTA/extracurricular activities when you have to travel a significant ways to get to the school. If the families that live in the zone for PS282 choose to send their children to PS282 I think that we could definitely improve parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2007
P.S. 282 is a great asset to the neighborhood. It is a perfectly functioning public school in an area that needs more capacity. Is there room for improvement? Of course there is. There is room for the kind of improvement that both P.S. 321 and P.S. 107 has seen-namely vigorous parent involvement and the resources that brings.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2007
Our son has attended PS 282 for 5 years and we are satisfied with the education he has received. Our biggest complaint has been too much HW. Often teachers give more than they care to review. Parents must check all the answers if they want to be sure their child understands. This can be tiring sometimes, especially for parents and children who get home at 7pm. Many assignments (some that took over 30min to complete) sit in my son's folder waiting for collection. This has been our experience with the last 3 teachers. The teachers seem to be under a lot of pressure. On a positive note, the school is safe and the reading/math scores are very good.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2006
I visited the school during a tour. The students were unrully in some instances. The teachers and the kids seem un-engaged. The principal has a lot of hot air. One has to wonder how this school made this list.

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June 06, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
April 08, 2006
The teachers at this school are extremely hard working and dedicated. Local parents in Park Slope between Union Street and Flatbush Avenues, and between Third Avenue and Prospect Park West, should insist that their children gain acceptance to this school. It is, after all, their local school, called The Park Slope School. It could become another P.S. 321 ( a great school just a few blocks away which is overflowing into trailers with a huge waiting list) if the administration was accepting of the diversity that the school's name stands for. Diversity is one of the reasons I sent my daughter to P. S. 321. It makes a school and a world a better place.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2006
The quality of academic programs is inferior to other schools in the area and here is why: the principal. My child is stressed out, understimulated and just plain bored. The only thing that saves this school is the professionalism and drive of some of the veteran teachers who try hard to ignore the principals actions and focus on the students

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2006
My stepdaughter was in the gifted program at P.S 282 in the 4th and 5th grades. We were very pleased with the rigourous academic program. The teachers were very involved accessible and conscientious and gave the students a lot of individual attention. My stepdaughter did get a lot of homework which was very challenging, however her performance and those of her classmates were exceptional on the standardized tests. The music program was also excellent but I was a little disappointed her class never got art. Art was offered but my those years the class was slated to get music and a combination would have been ideal. The level of parental involvement was very high and the class was very tightknit since a lot of the kids had been in the same class since kindergarten so there was an opportunity for students and parents as well to have lasting relationships.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2006
As a new teacher, I am very pleased with the leadership at this school. I love my colleagues and their willingness to give 110% to their work, the students, and to help support the school through its various extracurricular activities. Teachers are constantly involved in some sort of studnet project or program.

- submitted by a teacher
November 03, 2005
I am very satisfied with there academics program for the year and there extracurriclar activities help my daughter a lot . The level of parent involvement is very good from what I see.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
My children came from private school and was so far behind in their curriculums. That with the help of deticated teachers and implemented programs have brought them to their grade level. To express the warmth and tentative attitude the staffs have will be a understatement. I enjoy the extra themes that are collaborated month over month. Those that are interested in this school, believe me you will have no regrets. The various after school programs are awesome. Ms. Mosley offer after school program for a fee which is great and with a slue of actives and homework help given by her great staff! In conclusion, Priciple Alexis is a woman who stands for order, No-tolerance and for the children to repect their school, teachers and peers. Secutity is EXCELLENT. The security guard holds her position with high regards at all time. Kudooo's PS 282

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- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2005
My son has been at 282 for 3 years. We were thrilled about the school! His teacher was amazing and listened to the needs of each child. The principal at the time was strict but dependable and fair. I had confidence in the school and that we had made the right choice. Sadly things have changed. The school leadership is different and the atmosphere is much stricter and a lot less welcoming. Programs have been cut, and test-scores are more important than the growth of each child. The pressure and the curriculum seems to not promote learning but memorizing. There are sometimes 3hrs/homewrk/night for 7yr old! Bathroom breaks are scheduled so ther's no 'running around' and there aren't enough teachers to watch them at lunch [1/50 kids]. PTA meetings are overseen by the principal, so parents can't dicuss these issues openly. Obviously we are taking our son out next year.

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2004
very strict academic course , there is a limit on extracurricular activities, and only available for certian grades. 600 students and very little parent envolvement which makes the biggest difference in comparing park slope schools. if music, arts, sports added and uping the parents envolvement this will be a great school

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2003
The down size is theygive very little homework.

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Ps 282 Park Slope
180 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY  11217
(718) 622-1626
Last modified Ps 282 Park Slope is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 282 Park Slope Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 57 reviews. Top